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Roque de los Muchachos
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Roque de los Muchachos is located in Canary Islands
Roque de los Muchachos
Elevation 2,423 metres (7,949 ft)
Location La Palma, Canary Islands
Prominence 2,423 metres (7,949 ft)
Coordinates 28°45′25″N 17°53′11″W / 28.75694°N 17.88639°W / 28.75694; -17.88639Coordinates: 28°45′25″N 17°53′11″W / 28.75694°N 17.88639°W / 28.75694; -17.88639
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Roque de los Muchachos (English: "The Rock of the Boys") is a rocky mound at the highest point on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands, Spain. The rocks are found at an elevation of 2,423 m above sea level, not far from the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos, where some of the world's largest telescopes are situated; the altitude and the dryness of the climate here give rise to excellent observing conditions. The rocks are contained with the Parque Nacional de la Caldera de Taburiente.

From the Roque, one can see the islands of Tenerife, El Hierro and La Gomera.



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